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    French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39839349

    "Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

    Mr Macron won by 66.06% to 33.94% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president.

    Mr Macron will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic's foundation in 1958."

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    Re: French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

    No surprise really, France has always voted centrist... Germany on the other hand... Well...

    I'm looking more forward to the German elections in September...

    Would absolutely be laughing my arse of if the National Front hold the balance of power after parliamentary elections next month in France...

    EDIT: to add, I think that the National Front holding the balance of power might be a distinct possibility, given the following:
    - Macron was marred in controversy that will most likely not go away and probably get worse;
    - The low voter turnout for the Presidential race would certainly also be reflected in the Parliamentary race (most people who are against the so called far right rhetoric of Le Pen seem to be parading with a "we did it" attitude at the moment, certainly complacent to say the least)...
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    Re: French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

    (((centrist)))


    lmfao


    he's a socialist ffs. Why are media constantly saying Centrist?

    stupidity infuriates me.



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    Re: French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

    Quote Originally Posted by hayabusaboston View Post
    (((centrist)))


    lmfao


    he's a socialist ffs. Why are media constantly saying Centrist?

    stupidity infuriates me.



    RIP anyway france.
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    -Reduce mandatory social security payments

    Very communist

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